Lorraine Bracco, who plays Tony Soprano's analyst on the HBO series "The Sopranos," will succeed Kathleen Turner as Mrs. Robinson in Broadway's The Graduate on Nov. 19.
Turner and Jason Biggs, who had been with The Graduate since its Broadway bow, gave their last performances in the play on Nov. 17, as did Kelly Overton, who replaced Alicia Silverstone in the role of Elaine Robinson.
Also joining the cast Nov. 19 are John Lavelle as the new Benjamin Braddock, Andrea Anders as Elaine Robinson, Mark Blum as Mr. Braddock, Colin Stinton as Mr. Robinson, Christopher Coucill as the Hotel Clerk and Psychiatrist and Autumn Dornfeld as the Assistant Desk Clerk. Kate Skinner, Susan Cella, Ben Feldman and John Hillner will continue in the roles of, respectively, Mrs. Braddock, the Stripper, the Bellhop and the Priest.
Bracco, a three-time Emmy Award nominee for her role as Dr. Jennifer Melfi on HBO's "Sopranos," will be making her Broadway debut in The Graduate. She is the third "Sopranos" star to currently be seen on the Great White Way, after Edie Falco in Frankie and Johnny and Jamie-Lynn Sigler in Beauty and the Beast.
John Lavelle has appeared in productions of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, As You Like It, Cymbeline, Our Country's Good and The Workshop of Resistance. Andrea Anders was a standby in the Broadway production of Proof and was also seen in the original company of Debbie Does Dallas. Mark Blum's numerous Broadway credits include A Thousand Clowns, The Best Man, Lost in Yonkers, My Thing of Love and The Merchant. Colin Stinton appeared in the Broadway productions of The Water Engine, Curse of an Aching Heart and Some Americans Abroad. The Graduate plays The Plymouth Theatre (236 W. 45th Street). Tickets — ranging from $21.25 to $81.25 — are available through Telecharge by calling (212) 239 6200.